PODCAST | Is trust in HR broken?

Is trust in HR broken?

Trust in the workplace is an important aspect of business success. If an organisation is able to foster a culture of trust then this will boost productivity among staff, improve morale and allow colleagues to work more effectively as a team – and this can have huge benefits for the business.

Despite trust being so important in corporate environments, new research from CoachHub found that two-thirds of mid to senior-level managers don’t feel comfortable talking to HR about issues such as personal development, while 15% said that they wouldn’t reach out over fears of being viewed as an ineffective leader. Elsewhere, a freelance writer who recalled being “brutally rejected” when asking for feedback in his job search later said that “HR are just cops without the guns” on Twitter. While this Twitter post may be considered an isolated case, that alongside the research may suggest that people don’t trust HR as much as they should.

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